Another blockbuster summer is in full swing, and Ive found myself going to the movies on a semi-regular basis for the first time since my own Dazed and Confused teenage days. Ive seen Brad Pitt up to his chiseled chin in zombies, Johnny Depp wearing a dead bird on his head, and enough end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenarios to make Michael Stipe begin to no longer feel so fine. And with every 15 dollars down (before popcorn and soft drink) in quest of celluloid magic this summer, Ive left the theater with nothing but a case of artificial butter lips, sticky kicks, dashed dreams, and a swear jars worth of choice words for the MGM lion.
But rather than continue to pay for the right to gripe about Hollywood duds, I thought maybe we should release some better ideas out into the Internet ether in the hopes that the right people are reading. So, here we have it, our staffs list of 12 music biopics that theyd like to see coming to a theater near them. These are the stories we want to see, and weve even spotted any potential producers out there the perfect casting choices to pull the flicks off. Take note, Tinsel Town. Its time to give the people what they wantwhich, apparently, means a lot of Jesse Eisenberg. Who knew?